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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rowan Coleman Narrator: Juanita McMahon Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Sophie Mills has worked her Manolo Blahniks off to reach the near-top of her profession. And she's very happy with her priorities in life: her job, her neurotic cat Artemis, and her passion for shoes. After all, relationships only get in the way. And as for children? She hasn't even begun to think about them yet.

Until one day an unexpected visitor brings news of a strange inheritance and Sophie is suddenly, out of the blue, in sole charge of two children under the age of six. But motherhood can't be all that hard, can it?

Within 24 hours, her make-up is smeared all over the bathroom, Artemis has taken up residence on top of her wardrobe, and Sophie is in despair. And all her unconventional mother can suggest is Dr Roberts' Complete Dog Training and Care Manual.

Determined to rise to the challenge, Sophie soon realises that she'll need more than a business plan to cope with all this... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindi | 2/14/2014

    " I was a little pessimistic when I started the book - it sounded a little like a lifetime movie network type of story so I was hesitant, but it turned out to be really cute. I did enjoy it - the story was sweet and especially heartwarming now that I am a mother. I think having a little girl of my own made me connect and react with a higher level of sadness here and there then I would have otherwise - I hate the thought of my daughter growing up without me and the mother in the story seemed to be wonderful. So it was a sweet read, a little predictable, but I would have been disappointed without the happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna | 2/13/2014

    " Quick read but enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/11/2014

    " The story was gripping at first, and realistic with it's logistics, not until later did it get unbelievable and romanticized. But it's still worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Bowen | 2/7/2014

    " Ok but, not too insightfull about the problems for taking care of children is a stressfull situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/7/2014

    " I picked up this book mostly because of the title about becoming a mother unexpectedly, which is not all that different from my own circumstances. However, in the book the main character 'inherits' her two children from a deceased friend and is on a mission to find their missing father and reunite the family. The book won't win any literary awards, but the story is sweet and touching and moves quickly. I enjoyed it as a pure pleasure read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Austin | 1/29/2014

    " Sweet book, predictable in parts but all in all a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darci | 1/28/2014

    " A sweet book. Definitely reminded me of the movie "Raising Helen". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/22/2014

    " I really liked the story line of this book: a young single career woman suddenly finds herself the caretaker of two young children which inevitably causes dramatic and sometimes humorous changes in her life. I did not like the many references to casual sex which is why I only gave it 3 stars instead of 4. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara | 1/18/2014

    " Boring, predictable, shallow. Don't bother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Lavender forbrick | 1/6/2014

    " Got off to a slow start but picked up and the second half was much better. Very sweet story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 12/28/2013

    " For some reason I had a hard time getting through this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 12/9/2013

    " This was a pretty good story....but a little predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 12/9/2013

    " A bit sappy. Forgettable. Not a fan of british lit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Jones | 12/2/2013

    " A wonderful story about change and acceptance. I was afraid I wouldn't care for it but found myself pulled in by the protagonist. There were even a few moments I found myself arguing with the characters. A good Sunday reader with a package of Oreo cookies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/30/2013

    " An enjoyable chick-lit read, of a busy young professional woman who suddenly inherits two little girls after a friends dies in a car accident. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 9/16/2013

    " I liked this book. Am looking forward to reading more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 6/25/2013

    " this book tells the story of a career girl who is unexpectedly given two children to raise when their mother (her childhood friend) dies. It is told with humor and is a fun book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 10/25/2012

    " The story is nothing new, it's been done before. However, I was completely drawn to the characters and was surprised at how emotionally evolved I became with them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjanne | 10/14/2012

    " This was a cute story about a woman who ends up caring for her best friend's two daughters after the friend dies. The girls are cute, though (naturally) have a few issues to work out. I liked reading about how the Sophie faced the challenge and learned to embrace her emotions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lyndsey | 8/17/2012

    " Another brain numbingly bad chick lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanieslagle | 7/21/2012

    " A really sweet book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy S | 2/27/2012

    " This was a very light read - mostly fluff. Enjoyable but a bit long and the main character was annoying at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/5/2012

    " I just read this book in 3 days and raced out to get the sequel! It was a great book! Also the author is from England so the language style was very cute. You could just hear the accent, I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Latham | 11/25/2011

    " wonderful story about how lives can change quickly and how friendships can last forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 10/31/2011

    " This was a funny book. Yes it's totally cliched and there's not an ounce of literary reading in here but there were several points where I literally laughed out loud. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 8/29/2011

    " I love brit chick lit and this one was charming, but the main character fell a little flat for me. I couldn't imagine her appeal. I didn't love the book, but I did love Izzy and Bella. I am a sucker for the British way of speaking, especially when it's done by children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/27/2011

    " This book had a good story line. Also, was an easy read. The ending became quite clear earlier in the book, but overall I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail Allen | 7/18/2011

    " About a completely career driven woman who suddenly inherits her best friends' children after a car accident. It's a good fluff novel for summer beach reading, though the plot is rather predictable in places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 5/8/2011

    " Towards the end I wanted to kick the protagonist in the head. Other than that, decent brain candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/22/2011

    " It started slow for me, though it was essential to the book, then when it started moving I couldn't stop reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/3/2011

    " Reading this for the Mommy's Day Out February Book Discussion.

    I didn't find it intriguing or funny or anything really. It failed to capture my interest. I couldn't finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taryn | 1/2/2011

    " Fairly predictable plot, but entertaining enough to keep me reading. I found it interesting how the author could take something like the death of a mother of two young children and keep things relatively light and even funny in parts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 12/20/2010

    " I really liked this book...until the last 100 pages. I hate when an ending ruins the whole story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manda | 10/12/2010

    " I found myself skimming this towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/12/2010

    " It was definitely enjoyable and at the beginning of the book, I did not think it would end this way, so a bit surprising. BUT it was a bit slow. Not too interested in reading her other books even though this one was cute and delightful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 9/25/2010

    " I really liked this book. I thought the feelings and thinking expressed was believable and easy to relate to. I found it quite compelling reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darci | 9/22/2010

    " A sweet book. Definitely reminded me of the movie "Raising Helen". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/2/2010

    " The Accidental Mother is typical chick-lit with no real surprises. While arguably the main character, Sophie, grows, she is still self-absorbed and shallow by the novel's end. It is a mindless, feel good read, as many chick-lit books are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/26/2010

    " I really liked this book. It was funny and sad and happy.... Izzy is wonderful!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebeccap | 8/6/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book it wasn't predictable and is quite realistic. i would definetely recommend this. I really wish there was a second one or another one by him. definite thumbs up:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marge | 7/14/2010

    " I love my fun fluff once in awhile. "

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About the Author
Author Rowan Coleman

Rowan Coleman is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as The Accidental Mother and its sequel, The Accidental Family, as well as Another Mother’s Life, named an Indie Next notable book, and Mommy by Mistake. She lives with her husband and children in England.

About the Narrator

Juanita McMahon is a professionally trained actress with experience in theater, television, and film productions, including the critically acclaimed Control, which won the BIFA Best British Film Award. She is also the winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.